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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Chalmette, Louisiana
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Agriculture & Fishing, Environmental Services, Food & Beverage
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Manager

We create an environment that facilitates meeting international and local food standards, guaranteeing our customers receive the best possible product. Our employees adhere to some of the highest standards in the industry for production, processing, preparing and handling of food. Our facilities are routinely upgraded with the newest technologies, ensuring that our processes and protocols are standardized across our organization.

Recognizing that our people are our competitive advantage, we are committed to providing employees with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and master their functional skills through various activities throughout the organization.

In turn, our people have shown their commitment to us. Many of our colleagues have made it their career to spearhead our group into the future as the leading sugar producer and become mentors to our next generation of leaders, striving to preserve and instill the values and special culture within each new colleague who joins ASR Group.

The Environmental Department Manager reports directly to the Refinery Manager and has daily contact with Production, Process, Maintenance, Warehouse, Sanitation, Safety, and Quality Managers. There will be weekly and/or monthly contact requirements with the corporate Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Directors. This manager is responsible for all external communications with regulators, acts as the primary interface between the enforcement agencies and the Plant Operations.

The Manager will interact with community interest groups, contractors and consultants on a routine basis. To be effective, this individual must demonstrate the ability to lead and influence staff not under direct supervision.   The jobholder has the responsibility of ensuring that compliance issues are appropriately reported to regulators and within the organization and works closely with the Corporate team on all compliance and sustainability matters. The position also facilitates conformance to planned sustainability actions for the facility, which reaches beyond regulatory expectations. 


  • BS in Environmental Science, Engineering or related field from an accredited university is required
  • Advanced Degree is preferred but not required


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience supporting Environmental Compliance and Sustainability (preferably in a manufacturing setting)
  • Experience with Air Permitting (Title V), NPDES, Wastewater Discharge, Water Appropriation, Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal, SPCC, FRP, Ports Operations, and Spill Response
  • Proven track record in delivering and/or maintaining Environmental Management Systems


  • Manage and implement the Chalmette Refinery Environmental Management System and the Level 2 Sustainability Plan. 
  • Interact with operations on a regular basis, to provide environmental training and ensure compliance is maintained.   
  • Review the previous day's operation with the refinery manager, notifying him of issues, and potential regulatory situations that could impact environmental compliance.
  • Act as primary contact for all environmental regulatory requirements at the Chalmette refinery. 
  • Identify all applicable environmental regulations and maintain all necessary permits. 
  • Understand the criteria defined in the permits.   
  • Maintain all documentation required to demonstrate compliance with required federal, state and local recordkeeping requirements, as well as all required external submission reports.  
  • Foster a cooperative relationship with operations to be aware of potential changes and communicate their impact on compliance. 
  • Report environmental incidents, leading multi-departmental investigations related to these incidents, drafting investigation reports and coordinating the completion of corrective actions.  
  • Coordinate with other Environmental Managers and Corporate Environmental, and implement site-specific training and signage as part of a continuous effort to raise the visibility of ASRs commitment to the environment at the Chalmette Refinery.
  • Monitor developing International, Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations, by being aware of all potential political adjustments that affect the region and location.
  • Track environmental data in support of environmental compliance. Analyze data and identify opportunities at the Chalmette Refinery for improvements and propose solutions to Chalmette Management.   
  • Identify needs for capital investments; properly scope those needs and communicate them to the refinery manager. Ensure that budgetary restrictions are met. 
  • Be proactive and committed to continuous improvement efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of Environmental Management Systems, such as risk assessment, auditing, and compliance regulations.
  • Experience with operational and facility improvements to meet energy, water, and waste objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance short and long-term issues.
  • People skills essential with particular emphasis on management and effective communication.
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Experience.
  • Proactive, self-directed, highly organized and committed to continuous improvement.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Excellent communication skills with all stakeholders and audiences, and a strong ability to represent business interests to 3rd parties.
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office (PPT, Excel, Word)

The candidate who will be a strong motivational/ cultural fit should demonstrate a high degree of the following traits: 

  • MANAGING COMPLEXITY - Keeping focused on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Makes timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations.
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT - Ability to reduce waste, inefficiency; standardize or simplify activities to the benefit of the customer.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Managing resources, time, money, and scope in the completion of a set of activities, which lead to the achievement of an objective(s).
  • SYSTEMATIC THINKING/ACTION - Understanding how things influence one another as a whole. Ability to manage inter-connections in a way that creates better processes.
  • ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY - Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people. Ability to adjust to changes in context.
  • BUILD STRONG WORK RELATIONSHIPS - Seeks, listens to and acts on the input of people at all levels.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • DEPENDABILITY/RELIABILITY/RESPONSIBILITY - Taking responsibility for one’s action. Being known as someone that will deliver on their areas of responsibility and can be counted on, even under difficult circumstances.
  • FOCUS ON RESULTS - Persists to overcome obstacles; Challenges people at all levels to exceed current levels of performance; Move peoples focus from analysis to action.
  • INITIATIVE - Self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive; asserting one's influence over events to achieve goals.
  • TEAMWORK - Working effectively with team/work groups or those outside the formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers, etc.).


  • None, although bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus


  • Up to 10% primarily domestic; travel will be infrequent and based on the needs of the business


  • Competitive salary 
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K and other benefits
  • Relocation benefits included

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